Program Requirements  Double Major and Two Degrees
This web page contains the information on the area minors in mathematics and statistics including
the requirements of the
current online bulletin,
frozen at
June
1, 2010 and in force
September 1, 2010. For past mathematics catalogue
information or updates please see the
recent versions and
updates section
of the
programs overview page.
MATHEMATICS DOUBLE MAJOR AND TWO DEGREES
This web page is for students seeking a double major or two degrees in mathematics
and another major. For further information not contained in this web page, either drop by
the Mathematics Department office, G205a, or email the Mathematics Department head: brought@rosehulman.edu.
Double Major Requirements
To complete a double major at RoseHulman you must satisfy all the degree requirements of the first
major and all of the departmental requirements of the second major (including prerequisites). Almost
all combinations are allowed. Check with the two Department Heads for precise requirements.
 If you are completing an MA/XX double major you should consult the second major's department
head for the complete description of the named requirements. The courses MA 190 and MA 200 are required of all students completing a math degree.
 If you are completing an XX/MA double major you must complete the 63 hours of mathematics "content" requirements
and 8 hours of "project/thesis" requirements. The courses MA190 and MA 200 are not required, but MA 190 is
recommended. It is normally possible to combine the project/thesis requirements of both programs,
see the policy section below. Specific mathematics requirements
to be completed for a second major in mathematics are:
 Mathematics core courses : 39 hours
 Concentration courses : 12 hours (see bulletin or integrated math catalogues for specifics)
 Math elective courses: 12 hours
 Project/Thesis (or equivalent): 8 hours.
 A table showing, for each major, the number of additional overloads or AP credits required to
complete a second major or minor in mathematics, may be found here.
Also see the
Double
Major entry on the Academic Rules and Procedures webpage.
Two Degrees
To complete a two degree program the requirements of both majors must be completed plus a minimum
of 32 hours credit hours beyond the larger degree. Some restrictions apply, please see the Two Degrees entry on the Academic Rules and Procedures. Exceptions to the restrictions
may be petitioned to the Curriculum Committee.
Planning and Approval Procedure
The procedure and documentation for two degrees is similar to that for a double major. The differences
are note at the end of this paragraph.
 Consult with your advisor and the two department heads on the requirements of the double major,
paying particular attention to resolving conflicts between requirements for the two majors, and
how the senior project will be completed.
 Prepare a double major plan for approval by your advisor, the two department heads, The HSS department
head and the Dean. The plan should be submitted by the fall quarter of your junior year, but you
are advised to begin planning earlier than this to ensure that you will be able to fit all the
courses in your schedule, and that all conflicts are resolved.
 The Curriculum Committee requires that the proposal contain the following elements using the appropriate spread sheet form the Registrar's office.
 a cover memo, with signature blocks, requesting approval and noting any special circumstances
such as course substitutions, minors, or certificate programs,
 a four year schedule showing the credit hours,
 a table showing how you satisfy all program requirements of the first major, and
 a table showing how you satisfy the named requirements of the second major.
 Submit the plan first to your advisor, then both department heads, the HSS Department Head,
and then the Dean. Programs involving Economics should also be signed by the Economics advisor.
Programs involving Biochemistry & Molecular Biology or International Studies as a second major should be be signed by
the appropriate advisers.
 Should you need to revise your program, submit a revised plan for approval as above.
For two degrees program, the proposal must go through the same planning and approval stages as a
double major except that you must show how you meet all the requirements of the second major.
Policy on senior project/thesis for double majors
It is possible to use the senior project/thesis courses of a primary major as a course substitution for
the senior project/thesis course requirements of a second major, provided that the second Department agrees.
If such a course substitution will be made then it must so noted in the double major proposal. Here
is the relevant policy covering senior
project/thesis and double majors. Some of the substitutions are standard and do not need separate approval.
Planning Resources
On the web: To help plan for an XX/MA double major the following pages are useful:
On Angel: Some additional information for for math majors and double majors is available in the Angel Major Group for
Mathematics. You will need to log on to Angel and go to the Major Group for Mathematics Community
Group. If you are not already enrolled please send an email to brought@rosehulman.edu.
Historical Data
The double major program has played an important role in the Mathematics program during
the last decade and is increasingly important. Mathematics (along with Computer Science and Economics) is one of
the most compatible degrees for a double major as the second chart below shows. The growth in the
numbers of double majors and two degree programs is illustrated in Figure 1 and the distribution
by major is illustrated in Figure 2 below. Tables showing the actual number of students for each
the various combinations follow that.
Double Majors with Mathematics  199596 to 200910 
1st Major 
2nd Major 
3rd Major 
# students 
Applied Optics 
Mathematics 

1 
Civil Engineering 
Mathematics 

1 
Chemical Engineering 
Mathematics 

2 
Chemistry 
Mathematics 

1 
Computer Engineering 
Mathematics 

4 
Computer Engineering 
Mathematics 
Computer Science 
1 
Computer Science 
Mathematics 

86 
Computer Science 
Mathematics 
Economics 
1 
Computer Science 
Mathematics 
Software Engineering 
1 
Computer Science 
Software Engineering 
Mathematics 
3 
Economics 
Mathematics 

1 
Electrical Engineering 
Mathematics 

6 
Mathematics 
Computer Science 

12 
Mathematics 
Economics 

14 
Mathematics 
Physics 

3 
Mathematics 
Software Engineering 

1 
Mechanical Engineering 
Mathematics 

4 
Physics 
Mathematics 

14 
Software Engineering 
Mathematics 

2 
Two Degrees with Mathematics  199596 to 200910 
1st Degree 
2nd Degree 
#students 
Applied Optics 
Mathematics 
1 
Chemistry 
Mathematics 
1 
Computer Engineering 
Mathematics 
1 
Computer Science 
Mathematics 
1 
Computer Science/Mathematics 
Chemistry 
1 
Electrical Engineering 
Mathematics 
3 
Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering 
Mathematics 
1 
Mathematics 
Chemical Engineering 
1 
Mathematics 
Computer Engineering 
1 
Mathematics 
Economics 
2 
Mathematics 
Electrical Engineering 
1 
Mathematics 
Physics 
2 
Mechanical Engineering 
Mathematics 
2 
Physics 
Mathematics 
1 